Prof. dr. Kees Thijn (Emmen, The Netherlands 1933) creates paintings which are symbolic woks of art. The spectator can fill up the meaning of the symbolic works himself. The work such as a chessman, a rusty nail of flowers, and all these items are painted directly from nature. These objects have the purpose of letting us believe that everything happened for real in Kees Thijn’s paintings. They have to be painted in a very functional manner. Sometimes there is a fantasy object, but generally his art involves daily-life objects. Things are normal, but some are less normal than others. It is not the objects, which are really deformed, but the space around them is mysterious: it is fooling around with gravity, objects floating in the air, which they don’t do in real life.
Painting: Kringloop van het leven
Oil on Masonite 60x90 cm
Painting: Pater familias
Oil on Masonite 32 x 44,5 cm